“Professional” sticker on shop window at local shops January 2015.
Bunnings is probably the largest chain of hardware stores in Australia, and as such, they’re one of the largest employers. Pity they don’t employ proof readers. This arrived in my mailbox today.
The fans at this Australian rules football match might be strong supporters, but they don’t have a clue when it comes to grammar.
Sorry about the quality. This was snapped off live pause on the TV.
“Mistakes are proof your (sic) trying. ” Either they’re trying to be VERY clever, or more likely…
Taken out of context, this message might seem nonsensical. The interviewee’s words were scrolled on the screen as he said them, so you would need to have seen the whole interview. Nonetheless, the TV station (in Victoria, Australia) managed to get a spelling mistake and a common apostrophe error into one sentence.
My son went to Mooloolaba (Queensland, Australia) on vacation. He kept this for me, knowing how much I deplore apostrophe abuse.
Seen in a Tesco supermarket store in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. I alerted the manager, who looked confused about the nature of my complaint. I gave up, but notice that a year or so later it has now been corrected.
My man bought a new barbecue cleaning brush with replaceable heads.
“Now your ready to clean your grill”?
Going through a box of photos to add to the family tree, I came across this one, taken in the 1960s. Seems the your/you’re confusion goes back a long way.